WILLIAM P. MURPHY, M.D.
Adequate treatment for anemia is that which produces and maintains the best state of health possible for the individual patient. The best treatment is that which is adequate and is available at a minimum of inconvenience and expense. Rational treatment is the best treatment expedient for the patient whose particular problem is under consideration.
The treatment which may be considered rational for improving the condition of the blood may not be so for its maintenance in a satisfactory condition, or for maintenance of the patient in a proper state of health thereafter. An example of this situation is the following:
WILLIAM P. MURPHY. RATIONAL TREATMENT OF THE ANEMIC PATIENT(RATIONAL TREATMENT OF THE ANEMIC PATIENT*). Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:939–947. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-8-939
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(8):939-947.
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